Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Yemen”

Congress Must Reject Trump’s Bogus ‘Emergency’

There is no emergency that justifies the president’s extraordinary move to defy Congress on arms sales.

Posted May 24th, 2019

Trump’s Bogus ‘Emergency’ to Arm the Saudis and Emiratis

The Trump administration hopes to exploit any loophole it can find to keep funneling weapons to despotic clients as they continue to rain death and destruction on Yemeni civilians.

Posted May 23rd, 2019

Iran Hawks’ Phony Interest in Normalization

The refusal to have the same normal ties with Iran is the exception that needs to be justified.

Posted May 23rd, 2019

The Reckless Saudis Want to Start Another War

Mohammed bin Salman has appalling judgment and a terrible track record, so it comes as no surprise that he thinks having the U.S. start a war with Iran is a good idea.

Posted May 20th, 2019

Trump’s Failed and Costly Iran Policy

We can’t make sense of Trump’s relentless hostility to Iran and its people unless we remember to take his extreme bias in favor of these regional clients into account.

Posted May 19th, 2019

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Yemen’s war a “test of our humanity,” and we are badly failing …

Posted May 17th, 2019

The War on Yemen’s Children

The health and development of millions of Yemenis will be permanently harmed by the effects of this war long after the fighting stops.

Posted May 17th, 2019

Gen. McKenzie’s Pro-Saudi Talking Points

Blaming Iran for the famine and destruction in Yemen is nothing but the most shameless pro-Saudi propaganda, so I suppose it is what we would expect from an Iran hawk at a gathering of even more rabid Iran hawks.

Posted May 14th, 2019

Arms Sales and Reckless Clients

If the client relationship can’t be salvaged and no longer benefits the U.S., that is when it should be downgraded and U.S. support should be permanently curtailed.

Posted May 13th, 2019

Trump’s Subservience to Despotic Clients

All that it takes to get Trump to rewrite U.S. policy according to their preferences is to ask him to do their bidding and he readily agrees.

Posted May 12th, 2019

Foreign Policy Myths and the 2020 Election

It is too bad that so many analysts and pundits are wasting time complaining about the candidates’ imaginary neglect of the issues when it seems that they are the ones neglecting what the candidates are saying and doing.

Posted May 11th, 2019

The Weird Conventional Wisdom About the 2020 Democratic Candidates and Foreign Policy

The conventional wisdom that Democratic candidates aren’t saying anything interesting about foreign policy is just wrong.

Posted May 8th, 2019

The Costs of the Cruel Travel Ban

The next president should make reversing this ban a priority.

Posted May 8th, 2019

Are the 2020 Democratic Candidates Ignoring Foreign Policy?

It isn’t true that none of them has focused on foreign policy as an important difference with the incumbent.

Posted May 7th, 2019

The Disgraceful Case for Increasing U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

The authors are explicitly calling for an assault that aid agencies have repeatedly said would drive Yemen’s civilian population into the abyss.

Posted May 2nd, 2019

Pompeo’s Risible Yemen Lies

There is no legitimate reason to be supporting the Saudi coalition war, but administration officials are scrambling to find one.

Posted April 29th, 2019

233,000 Have Died in the War on Yemen

Beyond the estimated 233,000 deaths caused by the war, the war has set back the entire country by a generation.

Posted April 28th, 2019